The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

Its Archaeology and Literature

Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

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Category: History

Page: 298

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This study concerns the importance of the sword in Anglo-Saxon and Viking society, with reference to surviving swords and literary sources, especially Beowulf.

The Sword and the Cross

Author: Fergus Fleming

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Category: Africa, North

Page: 376

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A vivid, haunting and sharply witty history of a forgotten episode in Europe's colonial crusade

The British Cavalry Sword From 1600

Author: Charles Martyn

Publisher: Pen and Sword

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Category: History

Page: 176

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A simplistic and informative guide to British Cavalry Swords that does not claim to be an academic treatise. The essential features are demonstrated by photographs and descriptions of swords from the author's own collection, supported by sketches of sword hilts that have not been generally publicised.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

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By The Sword's Edge

Medieval Action & Adventure

Author: Mark Lord

Publisher: Mark Lord

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Category: Fiction

Page: 38

View: 505

When the cut from the blade runs deep - You need a heart of Stone In 1370 two families are thrust together by the harsh realities of war. Lady d’Aubray holds Sarbrook castle, but has sold nearly everything to pay the ransom of her husband, who was captured in France over a decade ago. Eolande d’Aubray, the missing lord’s daughter, is desperate for her father to return. She remembers little of him, but she does know that he is the only man who can rescue her from an unwanted marriage. William Stone has bought much of the d’Aubray estate having made a fortune as a cloth merchant, and is looking forward to seeing his two sons move up in the world. For his eldest, Richard, he hopes to make squire to Sir Robert Knolles, commander of the English army set to invade France this summer, as long as he can pay the consideration demanded by Knolles. But when Knolles and his ambitious captain, Minsterworth, visit the Stone’s to agree their terms, a tragic series of events destroys the Stone’s world forever. For Richard Stone there is only one place to find peace. In war. By The Sword’s Edge is the first volume of Stonehearted, a serialized novel.

Swords and Swordsmen

Author: Mike Loades

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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Category: History

Page: 494

View: 408

This magnificent book tells the story of the evolution of swords, how they were made, how they were used, and the people that used them. It doesn't claim to give comprehensive coverage but instead takes certain surviving examples as landmarks on a fascinating journey through the history of swords. Each is selected because it can be linked to a specific individual, thus telling their story too and giving a human interest. So the journey starts with the sword of Tutankhamun and ends with the swords of J E B Stuart and George Custer. Along the way we take in Henry V, Cromwell and Uesugi Kenshin, and there is the most detailed discussion you'll find anywhere of all of George Washington's swords. The chapters on these specific swords and swordsmen are alternated with more general chapters on the changing technical developments and fashions in swords and their use. The reader's guide on this historical tour is Mike Loades. Mike has been handling swords most of his life, as a fight arranger, stuntman and historical weapons expert for TV and stage. He considers the sword as a functional weapon, work of art, fashion statement and cultural icon. As much as his profound knowledge of the subject, it is his lifelong passion for swords that comes through on every page. His fascinating text is supported by a lavish wealth of images, many previously unpublished and taken specifically for this book.